Taught course

Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology

Institution
Heriot-Watt University · School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

For MSc level entry, candidates must hold a First or Second Class Honours Degree or equivalent qualification from a British or approved overseas university, in a science or related discipline, or relevant experience.

For Diploma level entry candidates must hold a degree, preferably at Honours level in an appropriate subject as defined above. Equivalent qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The biodiversity of the marine environment is of enormous importance to humans as a resource for food, pharmaceuticals and ecosystem services. The School's Centre for Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology (CMBB) focuses on research using traditional and newly developing molecular methods to study these important marine resources and products. The rapid loss of biodiversity both on land and in the sea makes it especially important that good knowledge is obtained to enable the appropriate management of the lesser known marine resources.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
9 months
part time
21 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Mark Hartl
Email
m.hartl@hw.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 451 3461